Northern Status | Major Engineering: Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale from Friday 6 to Monday 23 September





Updated at: 12-Jul-2024 15:11:40: PM

Operator:  Northern

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Routes affected:

between Chester / Wigan Wallgate / Manchester Victoria and Leeds

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Description of Incident

Engineering work is taking place between Mills Hill and Rochdale, closing all lines.

Background information:

Network Rail is investing more than £20m in rebuilding a major railway bridge that takes trains over the M62 motorway in Castleton, near Rochdale. Whilst this vital work takes place, the railway will be closed between Manchester and Rochdale from Friday 6 September, and reopening on Tuesday 24 September. There is a page containing project information on the Northern website.

Changes to train services:

Monday to Friday:

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Leeds will start / terminate at Rochdale.

Trains between Wigan Wallgate and Leeds will start / terminate at Hebden Bridge.

Trains between Huddersfield and Bradford Interchange will be extended to run from / to Leeds.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Manchester Victoria and Rochdale

Saturday and Sunday:

Trains between Blackpool North and York will be diverted via Brighouse (calling additionally at Sowerby Bridge and Mytholmroyd), and will not call at Halifax, Bradford Interchange and New Pudsey.

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Leeds will start / terminate at Bradford Interchange.

Trains between Wigan Wallgate and Leeds (Saturday only) will start / terminate at Hebden Bridge.

Trains between Halifax and Hull will start / terminate at Bradford Interchange.

Trains between Huddersfield and Bradford Interchange / Leeds will not run.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Manchester Victoria / Rochdale and Hebden Bridge / Bradford Interchange
  • Huddersfield and Halifax

Trains on the route between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn / Clitheroe are unaffected by this engineering work.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Please be advised that replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.

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This page created on: 10-Jun-2024 11:11:02: AM

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